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PrAACtical Resources: Structured Play Groups

April 9, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Resources: Structured Play Groups

In today’s post, we visit an online module for helping children with autism learn to better interact with their peers using a structured play group methodology. Structured play groups are among the evidence-based practices that professionals can use to support young children with significant communication challenges. This online module was developed as a part of theΒ Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM), a project of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.Β  Enjoy! If you enjoy this module and its accompanying resources, please consider supporting AFIRM.

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Building AAC Intervention Skills: Skillful Use of Time Delay

November 23, 2015 by - Leave your thoughts

Building AAC Intervention Skills: Skillful Use of Time Delay

The effectiveness of AAC therapy is probably more related to the skill of the individual interventionist than it is to the therapist’s professional discipline. Whether our backgrounds are in SLP, special education, OT, or behaviorism, we all strive to further develop our skills in implementing AAC instruction. In today’s post, we invite you to join us on a journey of therapy skill-building. We start by learning more about two types of time delay, constant time delay and progressive time delay, both of which have are research-supported strategies for learners with ASD and other developmental disabilities. They are important tools for helping AAC learners generalize their communication skills across settings and minimize the possibility of prompt dependency. The team at Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM), a project of the National Professional Development Center on ASD at the Frank Graham Porter Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina... [Read More...]

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